Education

Bilingual Education is Addressed at Ed Department Conference

By Mary Ann Zehr — November 07, 2007 1 min read

I mention in this week’s Education Week how bilingual education got a lot of attention at last week’s summit on English-language learners, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington. The educational method received very little attention at the previous five annual conferences on this group of students.

I worry a bit about sounding like a broken record in continually reporting on whether the various entities of the federal government are giving credence to bilingual education, but the debate over whether it’s better to teach English-language learners through bilingual education or English-only methods is highly political, and I’ll continue to keep track of it.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.